Bed Bug Resources

There are a number of websites and other resources that can help in the fight against bed bugs.
 

The West Central Bedbug Coalition
 

  • Aside from this website, the coalition has produced a one-page information sheet entitled Steps to treating a bed bug infestation.
     

  • Coalition member Daniel McIntyre / St. Matthews Community Association offers a PowerPoint presentation entitled: “Identifying, preventing and combating bed bugs in the community” for groups in the West End. The presentation is aimed at residents and takes around 50 minutes, including time for questions. You can find the PowerPoint version here. For more information, contact the DMSMCA housing coordinator at housing[at]dmsmca.ca or 204-774-7005 ext 102.
     

  • At the "About Bite Back" section you will find a list of coalition members. Some offer bed bug supplies and services, such as lending out steamers and vacuums, to clients and residents in their catchment areas.
     

General Bed Bug Information

 

  • The Province of Manitoba's Bed Bug home page has a great deal of information, including links to videos and fact sheets in multiple languages.
     

  • The Province of Manitoba's Bed Bug Hotline, toll free at  1-855-3MB-BUGS (1-855-362-2847) or email bedbugs@gov.mb.ca, provides information about identifying bed bugs, treatment options, tenant / landlord rights and responsibilities and available city-wide programs, etc.
     

  • The Bed Bug Field Guide App from Ohio State University is very thorough and allows you to have information about identifying, monitoring and treating bed bugs right at your fingertips. It is available free at Google Play for android and the Apple App Store.
     

  • The New York City Public Health Department has a very good bed bug website. Specific information about legislation and contact information obviously does not apply in Manitoba, but some of their reference material, such as the 'Is it a bed bug, carpet beetle of cockroach?' information sheet and the 'Preventing and getting rid of bed bugs safely' booklet are excellent resources.
     

  • The University of Minnesota's 'Let's Beat the Bed Bug!' website is another excellent out of town resource with sections for renters, homeowners, building managers and travellers.
     

  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Bed Bugs: Get them out and keep them out is one of the most comprehensive websites on the issue of bed bugs.


Tenant / Landlord Information

  • The Residential Tenancies Branch provides fact sheets about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants when it comes to bed bugs. You can also contact the nearest RTB office to discuss the matter in more detail.
     

  • The Tenant Landlord Cooperation (TLC) program is managed by the North End Community Renewal Corporation (NECRC) and assists tenants and landlords with rental issues. They have one worker who deals with inquiries outside of the North End and can help answer questions about the rights and responsibilities of landlords and tenants when it comes to bed bugs.

Information for Travellers

 

Programs

 

  • The provincial Bug N Scrub program assists vulnerable persons who need help due to limitations that prevent them from preparing their home, such as moving furniture, general cleaning, laundry service, and reducing and removing clutter
     

  • Age and Opportunity's This Full House program can assist those aged 55+ that have issues with hoarding. Extreme clutter makes it very difficult to effectively treat for bed bugs or any other infestation.


Bed Bug Supplies

  • See the 'About Bite Back' tab for links to coalition members, some of which provide bed bug supplies and services to  clients and those living in their catchment area. Some lend out the Vapamore 100 Primo Steam Cleaner. For information about how to safely use the Vapamore to kill bed bugs see this company video.

 

 

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